This is part 2 of 6 PATV episodes relating to sound and tone production originally posted in July 2008. For more PATV episodes related to this post visit his PATV site at: Percussion Axiom TV

Note: The playing demonstrations in this post were performed on a resonator-less marimba.

Building on Chris Wilson’s August 26th post: “Good Technique is Good” in this episode we dig deeper into sound production through basic stroke technique for four mallet marimba. What can we learn from Basketball and Baseball players? And…. most importantly, what does the marimba have to say about your sound? What is “weight transfer?” To help you practice the concepts mentioned in this video check out my Sound/Warm up Exercises.

What are your thoughts about keyboard tone production? Teachers.. how do you teach these or other concepts? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

Originally posted on DrumChattr on September 4, 2010 by Tom Burritt.

Dave Gerhart

Dr. Dave Gerhart, Product Manager, Percussion for Yamaha Corporation of America and Lecturer of Percussion at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU, Long Beach, is a nationally recognized performer, composer, and educator. Dr. Gerhart, originally from Fairfield, California, holds a D.M.A. from the University of Southern California, M.M. in Percussion Performance and Instrumental Conducting and a B.M. in Music Education from California State University, Long Beach.
Dave Gerhart

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